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Canada Very Well Represented in 2006 Stanley Cup Finals
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June 5, 2006
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The 2006 National hockey League Finals may include only one Canadian NHL Team, the Edmonton Oilers, but Canada will be very well represented with 27 Canadian natives battling for the NHL’s ultimate prize, the Stanley Cup, as members of either Edmonton or Carolina.

Canadians in 2006 Stanley Cup Finals

Carolina (12)

Goaltender: Cam Ward (Sherwood Park, AB)

Defence: Mike Commodore (Fort Saskatchewan, AB), Aaron Ward (Windsor, ON), Glen Wesley (Red Deer, AB)

Forwards: Craig Adams (Calgary, AB), Rod Brind’amour (Campbell River, BC), Andrew Ladd (Maple Ridge, BC), Mark Recchi (Kamloops, BC), Eric Staal (Thunder Bay, ON), Cory Stillman (Peterborough, ON), Ray Whitney (Fort Saskatchewan, AB), Justin Williams (Cobourg, ON)

Edmonton (15)

Goaltender: Dwayne Roloson (Simcoe, ON)

Defence: Marc-Andre Bergeron (St-Louis-de-France, QC), Chris Pronger (Dryden, ON), Jason Smith (Calgary, AB), Steve Staios (Hamilton, ON)

Forwards: Todd Harvey (Hamilton, ON), Shawn Horcoff (Castlegar, BC), Georges Laraque (Montreal, QC), Ethan Moreau (Huntsville, ON), Rem Murray (Stratford, ON), Michael Peca (Toronto, ON), Fernando Pisani (Edmonton, AB), Ryan Smyth (Banff, AB), Jarret Stoll (Melville, SK), Raffi Torres (Toronto, ON)

Stanley Cup participants by Province

Ontario (12) – Harvey, Moreau, Murray, Peca, Pronger, Roloson, Staal, Staios, Torres, A. Ward, Stillman, Williams

Alberta (8) – C. Adams, Commodore, Pisani, J. Smith, Smyth, C. Ward, Wesley, Whitney

British Columbia (4) – Brind’amour, Horcoff, Ladd, Recchi

Quebec (2) – Bergeron, Laraque

Saskatchewan (1) – Stoll

Former Team Canada captains in Stanley Cup Finals

Todd Harvey – 1995 National Junior Team

Michael Peca – World Championship Team (2001*)

Ryan Smyth – World Championship Team (2001*, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)

Jarret Stoll – 2002 National Junior Team

* Smyth took over for Peca as captain after Peca went down with an injury

Players in Stanley Cup Finals with international experience with Team Canada

Carolina

Rod Brind’amour (CAR) – 1989 National Junior Team

1992 World Championship Team (8th)

1993 World Championship Team (4th)

1994 World Championship Team (Gold)

1996 World Cup of Hockey (2nd)

1998 Olympic Winter Games (4th)

Andrew Ladd (CAR) – 2005 National Junior Team (Gold)

Mark Recchi (CAR) – 1988 National Junior Team (Gold)

1990 World Championship Team (4th)

1993 World Championship Team (4th)

1997 World Championship Team (Gold)

1998 Olympic Winter Games (4th)

Eric Staal (CAR) – 2001 National Summer Under-18 Team (Gold)

2002 World Under-18 Team (6th)

Cory Stillman (CAR) – 1999 World Championship Team (4th)

Glen Wesley (CAR) – 1987 National Junior Team

1996 World Championship Team (Silver)

Ray Whitney (CAR) – 1998 World Championship Team (6th)

1999 World Championship Team (4th)

2000 World Championship Team (4th)

Edmonton

Todd Harvey (EDM) – 1992 National Summer Under-18 Team (Gold)

1994 National Junior Team (Gold)

1995 National Junior Team (Gold)

Shawn Horcoff (EDM) - 2003 World Championship Team (Gold)

2004 World Championship Team (Gold)

Ethan Moreau (EDM) - 1992 National Summer Under-18 Team (Gold)

Rem Murray (EDM) – 2001 World Championship Team (5th)

Michael Peca (EDM) – 1991 National Summer Under-18 Team (Silver)

1994 National Junior Team (Gold)

2001 World Championship Team (5th)

2002 Olympic Winter Games (Gold)

Chris Pronger (EDM) - 1991 National Summer Under-18 Team (Silver)

1993 National Junior Team (Gold)

1997 World Championship Team (Gold)

1998 Olympic Winter Games (4th)

2002 Olympic Winter Games (Gold)

2006 Olympic Winter Games (7th)

Dwayne Roloson (EDM) - 1995 World Championship Team (Bronze)

Jason Smith (EDM) - 1993 National Junior Team (Gold)

2001 World Championship Team (5th)

Ryan Smyth (EDM) – 1995 National Junior Team (Gold)

1999 World Championship Team (4th)

2000 World Championship Team (4th)

2001 World Championship Team (5th)

2002 Olympic Winter Games (Gold)

2002 World Championship Team (6th)

2003 World Championship Team (Gold)

2004 World Championship Team (Gold)

2004 World Cup of Hockey (1st)

2005 World Championship Team (Silver)

2006 Olympic Winter Games (7th)

Steve Staios (EDM) – 2002 World Championship Team (6th)

2003 World Championship Team (Gold)

2004 World Championship Team (Gold)

Jarret Stoll (EDM) – 1999 National Summer Under-18 Team (Gold)

2001 National Junior Team (Bronze)

2002 National Junior Team (Silver)

Raffi Torres (EDM) – 2001 National Junior Team (Bronze)

Staff with Hockey Canada ties in Stanley Cup Finals

Carolina: Sheldon Ferguson, Director of Amateur Scouting

Head Scout, Canada’s National Junior Team (1991-95)

Marshall Johnston, Director of Professional Scouting

Canada’s Olympic Team, 1964

Pete Friesen, Head Athletic Therapist

Athletic Therapist, Canada’s National Junior Team (Four Gold Medals, One Silver Medal)

Canada’s World Championship Team (2000)

Edmonton: Kevin Lowe, General Manager

Assistant Executive Director, Team Canada (2002, 2006 Olympics)

Assistant Executive Director, Team Canada, 2004 World Cup of Hockey (Gold)

Team Canada, 1984 Canada Cup (Gold)

Team Canada, 1982 World Championship Team (Bronze)

Craig MacTavish, Head Coach

Assistant Coach, 2005 World Championship (Silver)

Assistant Coach, 2004 Spengler Cup

Charlie Huddy, Assistant Coach

Team Canada, 1984 Canada Cup (Gold)

Craig Simpson, Assistant Coach

Host, Hockey Canada Skills of Gold DVD

Pete Peeters, Goaltending Coach

Team Canada, 1984 Canada Cup (Gold)

Geoff Ward, Development Coach

Head Coach, 1999 National Under-18 Team (Gold)

Ken Lowe, Head Medical Trainer

Athletic Therapist, Team Canada (2002, 2006 Olympics)

Athletic Therapist, Team Canada, 2004 World Cup of Hockey (Gold)

Barrie Stafford, Head Equipment Manager

Equipment Manager, Team Canada (2002, 2006 Olympics)

Equipment Manager, Team Canada, 2004 World Cup of Hockey (Gold)

Jeff Lang, Assistant Equipment Manager

Equipment Manager, Canada’s National Men’s Team (2001-03)

Stewart Poirier, Massage Therapist

Massage Therapist, Team Canada (2002 Olympics)

Massage Therapist, Team Canada, 2004 World Cup of Hockey (Gold)

J.J. Hebert, Manager, Communications

Coordinator, Communications with Hockey Canada (2001-03)

Patrick Garland, Team Services

Coordinator, National Teams with Hockey Canada (2003-05)

 

For more information:

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

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